Australia Beat India By 51 Runs In 2nd ODI To Take 2-0 Lead
Australia defeat India by 51 runs in the 2nd ODI Match played at Sydney between the teams to take a 2-0 lead.
Major credit for the victory goes to Steve Smith who grabbed a century. He slammed 104 runs from 64 balls. Meanwhile, even David Warner (83), Aaron Finch (60) and Marnus Labuschagne (70) notched half-centuries.
One reason for poor performance by India and predicted by many is the absence of Rohit Sharma. Inspite, players shikhar Dhawan and hardik pandya played hard to get India close to the target.
The Indian skipper played a fine knock and was well supported by Rahul who scored 76. Once Kohli fell, it became a lot easier for Australia as they then kept on taking consequent wickets. Hardik Pandya also could not do much with the bat as he struggled for timing in this game and they have ended up losing the game by 51 runs. India encountered many failures as even bumrah couldn’t make it to the wickets.
On the competent front, Aaron Finch and David Warner gave Australia a stunning start and Steve Smith took the score even higher as he plays with his all might.
The third ODI is on Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 which will start at 1440 local (0340 GMT).